Next Year's Programs
Posted 15 February 2004 - 06:06 PM
Stowell's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliette (set to various selections by Tchaikovsky, a verylovely version of the story, and different in tone because of the music)
Balanchine Centenary program: Four Temperaments, Prodigal Son, and Symphony in C.
Stowell's Nutcracker, although too many people think of this as Maurice Sendak's Nutcracker.
All Stravinsky Triple Bill: Stowell's Firebird, Balanchine's Apollo (she said Friday night that they only perform the full version), and Tetley's Rite of Spring.
Merry Widow. I can't remember who did the choreography -- I'm thinking an English guy, not Ashton -- but I saw the ballet at the Mercer Arena and didn't log it (argh), and it was really wonderful.
American Choreographer's Program: New Paul Gibson ballet, a Christopher Stowell Ballet (I think a repeat of the one he did last year that I didn't see) and Caniparoli's Lambarena.
Closing: Silver Lining. I'm disappointed, but Russell said it was an appropriate ballet with which to end, because every dancer in the Company is in it.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 08:50 PM
hockeyfan228, on Feb 16 2004, 02:06 AM, said:
The Merry Widow is by Ronald Hynd. The Hynds staged PNB's Sleeping Beauty, and came later to set MW.
Posted 16 February 2004 - 12:10 AM
I was dissapointed also about Firebird. At first when she was talking about doing Firebird next year I thought she meant Balanchine...then the truth came *sigh*. But it is appropriate, I suppose, to do Stowell's version. I should learn not to get my hopes up.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:25 PM
I understand that, as part of the Balanchine centenary events, Maria Tallfcheif is going to teach Patricia Barker part of her role in Firebird -- although I doubt this will lead to a full reconstruction, it's certainly good news.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 04:58 PM
in any case, Tallchief has an excellent memory for ballet. wouldn't surprise me if she remembered much of that Firebird, not just her steps--
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